I have a Nexus 5X, that I use to connect to my drone with the DJI Go app. I plug my phone into the drone's remote controller through the USB C port on my phone. (Same concept as plugging into a computer)
I am looking for a case with a built in battery pack.

  • It has to support full data throughput
  • Has to be able to charge my phone at the same time
  • I would prefer larger than 2,000mAh
  • I don't care about physical size, durability, color, price etc.
  • Can you please explain what you are looking for and how it interacts with the drone a bit more. I am having a hard time understanding what you are asking about. Are you just looking for a Nexus 5X phone case with a built in battery pack that still allows you to connect to a computer (for example) or is it more than that?
    – Cfinley
    Nov 7, 2016 at 18:18
  • @Cfinley Yes I am looking for a Nexus 5X phone case with a built in battery pack that still allows you to connect to a computer Nov 7, 2016 at 19:10
  • Thanks for clearing that up! I do have a few more quick questions. How big should that battery pack be (in mAh)? Do you have a budget for this?
    – Cfinley
    Nov 7, 2016 at 19:15

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Every battery case I've seen (for phones with non-removable batteries) occupies the port. Meaning that you can't use it for other interfaces. So that seems like an unlikely solution (not to say it isn't possible or doesn't exist). I realize this doesn't exactly match the criteria presented by the question, but please bear with me. What if you used a USB C Multiport Adapter? Along with a Male USB 3.0 to Female USB 3.1 adapter. Apple's verison seems the most reputable (all the other manufacturers selling something similar on Amazon are companies I've never heard of). If it works with USB C on a MacBook, then why shouldn't it work on a phone? All USB ports must meet a certain standard.


In Conclusion, You Could Do This:

Connect phone to multiport adapter. Connected to the multiport adapter is a USB 3.0 to USB C adapter (for connecting to your drone controller) Connected to the USB C on the multiport adapter is a phone charger of somesort.


Can someone verify that this does work? It seems like it would work to me, considering the fact that the USB interface is standardized. Thanks!

  • This seems like a pretty bulky option for my scenario. Too many cords/adapters to get in the way... Mar 24, 2017 at 14:33

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